German Language 3B Advanced

Course code GRMN3502Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course continues to develop competency in speaking, writing, listening and understanding German at an upper intermediate to lower advanced level of proficiency, emphasising a special language register, namely Professional German. It also focuses on the required associated intercultural communication skills that are necessary when interacting politely and respectfully with other adults in the course of their daily lives, including the workplace.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To continue to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in German using a register that is appropriate for the workplace
2. To demonstrate an understanding of and communicate in German about selected topics related to the home and work environment
3. To acquire knowledge of the German-speaking world and its conventions as they relate to the workplace and more formal situations
4. To develop the capacity to think critically and organise time effectively
ContentThis unit combines everyday language with work related language. It provides students with practical language tools with which to master common day-to-day as well as work-related situations. The course encourages students to perform pragmatically rational communicative tasks in German and use lexico-grammatical features of German accurately.

Amongst others, students will explore the language and protocol used for building and maintaining personal and professional relationships; they will learn how to communicate interest or disinterest, how to give and receive instructions, how to convey agreement or disagreement, how to master difficult situations, how to negotiate positive outcomes, and how to articulate personal and professional objectives.

In addition, students will be introduced to essential aspects of travelling, living and working in Europe, in particular Germany. Students will also get to know some important conventions governing personal and professional interactions (etiquette), and they will learn about some useful workplace laws and codes that regulate the relationship between employers and employees in Germany.
Replacing Course(s)na
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGRMN3501 or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments40% of course grade:
2 language assignments (20% each)
Examination: Formal2 hour written language examination = 45%
Other: (please specify)All items must be submitted/completed to satisfy the unit requirements. Students must pass the examination to pass the course.
Quiz - On-line15% of course grade:
3 online language quizzes (5% each)
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GRMN3502